Truck driver fatigue is one of the most common causes of truck accidents. Numerous studies have been conducted into driver fatigue, finding sleep deprivation to be a factor in anywhere from 13 to 50 percent of truck accidents. These studies have prompted stricter regulations on the number of consecutive hours a trucker can spend on the road – though many companies have found ways to work around these rules.
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed by a sleep deprived trucker, please contact The Cochran Firm online or by calling (800) 843-3476 today to schedule a free consultation with one of our truck accident attorneys.
The Dangers of Sleepy Driving
Sleep deprivation has a similar effect on the body as alcohol. Sleepy drivers have slower reaction times, impacted decision making abilities, and may even lose consciousness for short periods of time. These things are dangerous enough when a driver is operating a car, they can become downright deadly when a commercial vehicle is involved.
Truck accidents commonly cause catastrophic and fatal injuries. Because a sleep deprived trucker has little to no control over his vehicle, those caused by fatigue are often among the most serious. When you or a loved one is injured by one of these negligent drivers, you need an experienced and aggressive attorney on your side to ensure that justice is served.
Determining liability in a truck accident is never easy, even when circumstances seem black and white. Our attorneys work with experts in a variety of fields and draw upon the collective knowledge and experience of The Firm to investigate these accidents, identify the liable parties, and fight tooth and nail for the full compensation our clients deserve.
To schedule your free consultation with one of our experienced truck accident attorneys, please contact us today. We maintain offices throughout the United States and can even come to you if your injury prohibits travel.
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